Hear what our clients say:
"“As a fractional CMO who does marketing strategy consulting with multiple new clients each year, I regularly need to identify and vet PR firms on behalf of those clients. Imagine my delight when I found Michele Harris! Rather than toiling away researching, interviewing, and processing candidates across myriad industries and geographies, not to mention trying to keep up with all the firms that come and go in the fast-paced agency world, Michele just handles it. Boom! She maintains a database of the finest PR firms worldwide, creates (or optimizes) your detailed brief to communicate the needed information to the most appropriate ones, and then narrows the field to a short list of the perfect-fit agencies. She arranges the interviews and is able to counsel her client to the final selection. In the end, you have the best possible fit and the least amount of effort. And the fee is beyond reasonable. I spend my clients’ money like it was my own. So, moving forward, when my clients need a PR agency, I will use Michele and Smarti Solutions to help me find the right one.”
- Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Outsiders
"Smarti Solutions stepped up to the plate and hit it out of the park for us. We were looking for a PR agency to work with a diverse set of audiences and deliver results against our business objectives and budget requirements. Michele took the time to understand Cask, our business, our people, and our needs, and quickly developed a exceptionally well qualified short list of candidates. What amazed me was that each and every agency she brought to us was an excellent fit and could have done what we needed. Smarti provided thoughtful guidance throughout the process and we are confident we will see significant results with our selected firm."
- Director, Marketing, Cask LLC
"I was having a difficult challenge finding a marketing agency that was a good fit for my situation. My breakthrough happened when I came across Michele and Smarti Solutions. Michele took the time to deeply understand my specific challenges and very quickly came up with a range of great options. We’ve now selected one and are in a much better position. I’m thankful for the good work of Smarti and definitely would recommend them to other CMOs and marketing leaders."
- Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer Head - Mindtree Americas
"I had been searching for the right PR agency for more than a year with no luck. I serendipitously received a call from Michele – and what perfect timing! After a few phone calls to learn about the company, the team and what we were looking for, Michele searched high and low to bring forward terrific candidates. Each agency we met with was smart, well-informed and passionate about their work – it was clear that Michele was very thoughtful about who she brought forth. Working with Smarti Solutions was a smooth process and I’m happy to say that we’ve found a terrific agency and look forward to a successful and longstanding relationship with them."
- Director of Public Relations, Trusted Media Brands
"I'm very impressed with Smarti's agency search services. As a former PR agency owner and now a head of marketing, I know how important it is to find a firm that meets your specific needs, budget and culture. Although I have many contacts in the industry I turned to Smarti Solutions to help streamline my search, knowing that Michele would bring me quality agencies that would meet the requirements I set out. The boutique to mid-size agencies presented by Smarti were at a whole other level than the previous large firms I had met with and were more prepared to meet with me! It was a better use of my time, as well as my CEO’s. I got what I needed and had excellent options. Many businesses think they can do it on their own, but miss out on talented agencies who may actually be better suited and provide better value. Smarti is an excellent solution for anyone looking for a PR or marketing agency."
- U.S. Director of Marketing, AAPN/888 Poker
a mid-sized B2B services firm in a highly
competitive market, it was critical
to us to find a top notch advertising
agency. Smarti Solutions helped us to
essentially upgrade our brand by selecting
the right vendor who could help us on
all fronts—globally. Michele was
instrumental in providing us with a
great selection of advertising agencies
that fit the bill, but even more importantly
helped us realize that we could get
more bang for our buck by working with
a multi-faceted firm that could handle
everything from print to web. Smarti
truly got us into another league of
vendors than we’d considered previously.
We’re thrilled with the results
- AVP Global Marketing, Toluna
"I spent almost a year trying to find a PR professional to
meet my needs… hundreds of resumes, no success. Hired Smarti Solutions and within a few weeks
I had three excellent candidates… had a hard time deciding between two, and just made my hire.
Very pleased with the process, the professionalism, and of course the resources that were provided."
- President & COO, Acronym Media
"Our organization was challenged to find a marketing and database development company to provide the highest level of service, creativity and database expertise. After a time-consuming and costly misstep, we turned to Smarti Solutions for help. Michele Harris, and her team of professionals, were a quick study our business and related requirements. Once armed with the information, Smarti professionally provided three excellent candidates meeting all the criteria we deemed critical to our selection of a business "partner". Within 30 days, we were well on our way to accomplishing our well-documented goals with a "partner" we felt would be a long-term contributor to our business.
Way to go, Smarti!"
- COO, 2nd Ave Value Stores, GreenDrop
"I've been very pleased with the companies Smarti Solutions introduced us to; The
PR agencies we interviewed through Smarti Solutions were all excellent and to the point. Michele was great to work
with!! I will definitely contact Smarti when I have other marketing company/resource
- COO, & Co-Founder, Dynamic Video / Dynamix
a 48 year old entity with longstanding
marketing relationships, when the time
came to explore options, Smarti Solutions
made the process painless. Michele expertly
analyzed our needs and connected us
to several choices in each area, all
clearly being a good fit. Michele guided us step by step through the screening
process putting in countless hours and
wildly exceeding our expectations. With
her input [consulting and agency selection],
we have overhauled every facet of our
marketing plan- internet, electronic
[broadcast] media and viral marketing
with very positive results. I recommend
Smarti Solutions without hesitation."
- Exec. Director, Metropolitan AAMCO Dealers, Inc.
companies we interviewed through Smarti
Solutions were all excellent, which
made it difficult to choose. What a
great problem to have!" Michele
was great to work with!!"
- Chairman, Greater New York AAMCO Dealers
solutions knows the players and knows
the game! Our small startup company,
on a limited budget was exposed to an
amazing array of marketing firms that
covered the spectrum of size, focus
and techniques. Michele presents agencies
that are diverse and exciting. The common
thread is that any company she auditioned
is capable of getting the job done.
In a short time we were introduced to
marketing concepts that would not have
been otherwise available. Money well
- CEO, Thunder Road Produce
our search for a PR firm that would
fit our unique needs, Smarti matched
us up with three extremely worthy candidates.
Michele brought companies to the table
who right away understood our goals
and any of them could have won our business.
The process was very quick and efficient
and we signed our PR firm within 3 weeks
of initially engaging Smarti. For any
company looking for Marketing or PR
direction, working with Smarti is a
- Chief Marketing Officer, Epic Media
looking to hire an agency, we needed
support across the board and Smarti
Solutions was able to help us figure
out where we could most benefit from
targeted resources. We needed people
who knew our industry and could add
immediate impact. Smarti Solutions delivered.
They added value to my team, made my
job easier, and really made a difference
to our organization."
Director of Marketing, First Consulting
are very pleased with the services provided
by Smarti's Agency Selection. We felt
as though the service was very personable,
and caring in helping us find a Public
Relations company that can really add
value to our business. Thanks!"
- Marketing Director, SwimsuitsForAll.com
initially saw no reason to bring someone
else in to assist us in that process.
To be honest, I did think it was another
added layer and another added expense
in terms of time, energy and possible
money. But without a doubt Smarti has
done a GREAT job of listening to us,
learning our needs and perimeters and
responding correctly with terrific matches.
I'm sure there are many business people
out there who think they can do it on
their own too, but who in the end, only
waste more time, energy, and money.
We're thrilled with our new PR agency,
and recognize we would not have found
them without Smarti! "
Vice President Sales / Business Development,
are a tough customer, a consumer-marketing
firm looking to hire a corporate marketing
company-it can't get tougher than that!
I knew from the first meeting with Michele
that she would get the job done. She
is both pleasant and aggressive—there's
a twist! She has a deep rolodex (I may
have just dated myself) but doesn't
parade in firms to waste everyone's
time. Michele sat down with me and got
a clear understanding of my company
and what our needs are both for a PR
firm and a creative marketing company.
Michele had to work hard and dig deep
but she succeeded; we made our decision
on both a PR firm and a creative marketing
company. We saved time, but much more
importantly found the right fit. I am
a very satisfied customer and would
recommend Smarti to anyone and everyone!!"
CEO, Silver Carrot
Solutions was an invaluable resource
in helping us find a marketing company
to meet our unique requirements. They
were quick to respond and provided us
with targeted firms that were a strong
fit based on industry experience and
personality—saving us time and
money in evaluation."
Vice President, Marketing & Product
Development, Comtex News Network, Inc.
most unique and valuable aspect of dealing
with Smarti Solutions was their laser-like
focus on our specific needs. They listened
carefully to our requirements and limitations
and found PR agencies that could provide
exactly what we were looking for. I
would recommend that any organization
seeking to outsource marketing capability
contact Smarti Solutions. They are extremely
professional, dedicated to their clients
and easy to do business with."
Vice President, Marketing, Globix Corporation
Solutions was invaluable in matching
us up with the right PR and advertising
agencies. Michele gave us excellent
advice and provided us with multiple
top-notch vendors to consider, all of
whom fit not only our budget but our
personality as well. She's got a tremendous
understanding of the industry and needs
of companies looking for PR and Advertising;
we are quite pleased with the work and
results of Smarti."
Director of Marketing, Gaia Power Technologies
knew what we needed from a PR firm,
yet taking the time and effort to sift
through all the agencies seemed daunting.
Smarti took the time to understand our
requirements, and matched us with great
PR firms that delivers the results we
wanted. Smarti added insight and expertise,
making our search for a PR firm as easy
Director of Public Relations, RedDot
been very pleased with the relationships
Smarti introduced us to; the creative
agencies are amazing! I will definitely
contact Smarti when I have other marketing
Manager, Diversity, L'Oreal
experience with Smarti has been extremely
beneficial to the growth of our organization.
As an early-stage company, we don’t
have the resources or time to conduct
extensive research into marketing partners,
yet in order to compete, we require
top-level thinking and execution. Smarti
has proved to be a capable partner who
works quickly to understand our needs
and identify appropriate freelancers
and marketing service providers, saving
valuable management time. I would recommend
them to anyone who is interested in
finding extraordinary marketing talent
for an extraordinary price. I expect
that Smarti will be a part of our team
for a long time to come.”
VP Marketing, Alliant Data
so many creative agencies out there,
finding the right match can be a full
time job. We were happy to have Smarti
Solutions help in that process. Smarti
Solutions quickly understood what we
were looking for and brought great creative
agencies to us. I highly recommend the
services of Smarti Solutions to anyone
looking for an efficient way to find
a great creative agency."
Director of Business Development, 877
Solutions' corporate matchmaking service
was quick and efficient. Within days
I had a highly qualified and experienced
Internet marketing expert cranking out
banner ads for us to test. I'm very
happy with Smarti and used their services
again a few months later to hire a media
Marketing Director, National Grants
Solutions really fills a niche for companies
and organizations that are looking for
professional sales/marketing representation.
Smarti Solutions matched us up with
companies that were a good fit for us
and we have been working with one of
their network companies for several
months now. Without Smarti Solutions'
help, we'd probably still be looking
for an agency!"
Director of Sales and Marketing, VisionConnection,
Director of Technology Ventures, Lighthouse
service! Really helpful. I'm thrilled
with your service and the company you
recommended! So many companies need
to do marketing, it's impossible to
do it all in-house! Excellent resource!"
CEO & Managing Director, Giuseppe of
one stop shopping for all your marketing
needs. Smarti Solutions really understood
my needs, both from a business and economic
point of view. They provided me with
access to so many highly qualified marketing
agencies, at a bargain price. Thanks
to them I am now able to confidently
launch my new business in the most competitive
city in the world." -
CEO, Gutter Entertainment
has been a pleasure to work with. Her
'Marketing Matches' were a perfect fit
for my resource needs."
Internet Marketing & Communications
Manager, Spa Finder, Inc.
Concept! Exposes us to vendors we wouldn't
Vice President of Marketing, Newspaper
and many, many more...